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07/24/14

2015 edition of JA NY Winter moved to January

JA New York organizers have moved the 2015 winter show from March to January in order to avoid overlap with other industry trade shows. 

07/24/14

Md. jeweler William Fleisher dies at 90

Retired Maryland jeweler William “Quarterback Bill” Fleisher died on July 3. He was 90 years old.

07/24/14

NRF lowers 2014 sales growth forecast

After a harsh winter that hampered retail sales, the National Retail Federation has revised its retail sales forecast downward for the full year 2014, though it does expect sales to pick up in the second half of the year. 

07/24/14

What is the best way to acquire customers online?

Search engine marketing continues to be one of the most effective online customer acquisition tactics, a new study of retailers by the National Retail Federation shows.

07/23/14

WJA grants 8 scholarships to jewelry students

Eight students currently studying jewelry and metalsmithing at various colleges across the country and abroad have been awarded scholarships from the Women’s Jewelry Association.

07/23/14

Make your podcast debut at JA NY Summer

National Jeweler is guest hosting an upcoming episode of the jeweler-targeted podcast “Inside the Jewelry Trade” and will be recording segments from retailers, manufacturers and suppliers at the upcoming JA New York Summer show. Find out how to get involved.

07/23/14

Electronic auction-based system to replace silver fix

Following a market consultation, the London Bullion Market Association has selected CME Group and Thomson Reuters to create an auction-based system to set the London silver price. 

07/23/14

Bankruptcy case converted for jeweler who sold fakes

After more than three years under Chapter 13 bankruptcy to pay back his debt, the case of Paul Blarr--the jeweler who pleaded guilty this spring to selling stones that he misrepresented as diamonds--now is under Chapter 7.

07/22/14

Judith Ripka inks wholesale deal with KGK Group

KGK Jewellery Manufacturing now exclusively will handle the wholesale business of Judith Ripka, including manufacturing, sourcing, sales and distribution of the brand’s fine, diamond and bridal jewelry.